My pictures are of my Beaded Gourds
I cover the entire gourd with beeswax the build up certain areas with the wax then sculpt it into the figures that I will be creating. I then Bead the entire gourd or sometimes ostrich shells from bottom to top with 13/0 beads. These beads are picked up with a pin and then pushed into the wax one bead at a time.
The African Rose took me 2 1/2 years to complete.